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Ellsworth Employee Right to Know-Hazard Communication Plan

Ellsworth Employee Right to Know-Hazard Communication Plan

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Program Plans
 
Advanced Health, Safety and Security
PLAN REVIEW
Reviewer Date
Brian Parrie 10/17/2011
EMPLOYEE RIGHT-TO-KNOW/HAZARD COMMUNICATION
 
Purpose
This document serves as a guide to the Hazard Communication Program for EllsworthPublic Schools. It provides detailed safety guideline and instructions for receipt, useand storage of chemicals at our facility by employees and contractors. Reference:OSHA Standard 1910.1200. Questions regarding this document should be directed toArt Sweitzer
who is the District’s Program Manager.
 
Responsibilities:1.
 
Management
a.
 
Ensure compliance with this programb.
 
Conduct immediate corrective action for deficiencies found in theprogramc.
 
Maintain an effective Hazard Communication training programd.
 
Make this plan available to employees or their designated representative
2.
 
Shipping & Receiving Manager
a.
 
Ensure all received containers are properly labeled and that labels arenot removed or defacedb.
 
Ensure all shipped containers are properly labeledc.
 
Ensure shipping department employees are properly trained in spillresponsed.
 
Ensure Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) are properly distributed
3.
 
Purchasing Agenta.
 
Obtain, from the manufacturer, MSDS for chemicals purchased fromretail sources
 
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Safety Manager
a.
 
Maintain a list of hazardous chemicals using the identity that isreferenced on the MSDSb.
 
Monitor the effectiveness of the programc.
 
Conduct annual audit of the programd.
 
Monitor employee training to ensure effectivenesse.
 
Keep management informed of necessary changesf.
 
Ensure MSDSs are available as requiredg.
 
Monitor facility for proper use, storage and labeling of chemicals
5.
 
School Nurse
a.
 
Ensure MSDS are available for emergency medical personnel whentreating exposed employeesb.
 
Provide information, as requested, concerning health effects andexposure symptoms listed on MSDSs
6.
 
Supervisors
a.
 
Comply with all specific requirements of the programb.
 
Provide specific chemical safety training for assigned employeesc.
 
Ensure chemicals are properly used stored & labeledd.
 
Ensure only the minimum amount necessary is kept at work stationse.
 
Ensure up to date MSDS are readily accessible to all employees on allshifts
7.
 
Employees
a.
 
Comply with chemical safety requirements of this programb.
 
Report any problems with storage or use of chemicalsc.
 
Immediately report spills of suspected spills of chemicalsd.
 
Use only those chemicals for which they have been trainede.
 
Use chemicals only for specific assigned tasks in the proper manner
8.
 
Contractors
a.
 
Comply will all aspects of this programb.
 
Coordinate information with the Safety Managerc.
 
Ensure Contractor employees are properly trained
 
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Notify the ERTK Contact Person before bringing any chemicals ontoschool property or facilitiese.
 
Monitor and ensure proper storage and use of chemicals by Contractoremployees
General Program Information
This written Hazard Communication Plan (HAZCOM) has been developed based onOSHA Hazard Communication Standard and consists of the following elements:
 
Identification of Hazardous Materials
 
Product Warning Labels
 
Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS)
 
Written Hazard Communication Program
 
Effective Employee TrainingSome chemicals are explosive, corrosive, flammable, or toxic. Other chemicals arerelatively safe to use and store but may become dangerous when they interact withother substances. To avoid injury and/or property damage, persons who handlechemicals in any area of the School must understand the hazardous properties of thechemicals. Before using a specific chemical, safe handling methods and healthhazards must always be reviewed. Supervisors are responsible for ensuring that theequipment needed to work safely with chemicals is accessible and maintained for allemployees on all shifts.
Employee Training1.
 
Initial Orientation Training
a.
 
All new employees shall receive safety orientation training covering theelements of the HAZCOM and Right to Know Program. This training willconsist of general training covering:i.
 
Location and availability of the written Hazard CommunicationProgramii.
 
Location and availability of the List of Chemicals used in theworkplaceiii.
 
Methods and observation used to detect the presence or releaseof a hazardous chemical in the workplace.

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